Mohamed Salah has revealed that he spoke to Jose Mourinho after Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United in October.
After Liverpool missed out on Salah in 2014 and Chelsea picked him up, the Egyptian only played 19 games in total for the Blues over a two-year period as Jose Mourinho’s defensive footballing philosophy meant he didn’t get much of a look in.
The same can be said of Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne, all of whom have gone onto do superbly at other clubs. This season alone, the three of them have contributed directly to 88 goals scored while Chelsea have only scored 77 as a squad this season.
Despite the lack of opportunities afforded to him while at Stamford Bridge, Mo Salah says he doesn’t bear any ill-will towards Jose Mourinho.
“We talked at Chelsea when I first came back from the loan spell at Fiorentina,” the Liverpool star told Four Four Two in an interview, via the Mirror.
“We also spoke after the match against Manchester United this season and have a good relationship. We didn’t talk much, but it was OK.
“Three years ago I didn’t play much, but since day one back in England I wanted to show what I can do. I think I’m doing well.”
Salah has 21 goals in the Premier League alone this season and having already broken numerous goalscoring records already, the Egyptian is on course to set a club record for most goals scored in a single league season.
Liverpool are just five points behind second-placed Manchester United, who despite having won four of their last five Premier League games, haven’t been as good as many would have you believe.
The signing of Alexis Sanchez, although a very good one, is unlikely to change things all that much for United given the lack of freedom and support he will be afforded by Jose Mourinho’s defensive tactical system.
With 12 league games to go, Liverpool have every chance of catching United and finishing second this season.
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